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ball-tampering

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Definition of ball-tampering in English:

noun

[mass noun] Cricket
Unlawful alteration of the surface or seam of a ball on the field, to affect its motion when bowled.
Example sentences
  • Last season, he was reprimanded and received three penalty points for ball-tampering during the match against Warwickshire at Horsham.
  • In 2003, he was banned for ball-tampering and using offensive language.
  • Nobody has quite mastered reverse swing as well as he has, although his methods sometimes stray beyond legitimacy: he was given a one-match suspension for ball-tampering in 2000.

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